Should I Use an Electric or Traditional Toothbrush?

October 24, 2017

One of the most common questions we hear from patients is, “Should I use a traditional or electric toothbrush?” The answer is not always what patients want to hear – it’s up to you. It’s true. Both manual and electric toothbrushes will adequately clean your smile as long as you use them properly. In combination with regular preventive dental checkups, maintaining your daily oral hygiene routine, including thorough tooth brushing, is the key to achieving and maintaining your healthiest smile. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep your teeth shining with any kind of toothbrush.

Don’t Fear the Dentist with Sedation Dentistry in Richardson

May 2, 2017

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Visiting the dentist should not be a scary experience. Unfortunately, for more than 30 million people, it is just that. It is estimated that as many at 15% of Americans avoid visiting the dentist due to dental fears and phobias. These can originate from various causes, such as a bad experience in the past, the fear of pain, embarrassment, and even the smells and sounds of the office. No matter the cause of your discomfort, it is important to maintain your dental care. To make the experience easier and less stressful, sedation dentistry in Richardson will help. Dr. Tom McDougal offers sedation to help you relax during your appointment.

Dentist in Richardson Gives Tips to Keep up Hygiene

September 12, 2016

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Toothbrushing and flossing are simple oral hygiene practices, but so important. They protect mouths from decay and gum disease, the major reasons behind tooth loss in the United States. Your Richardson dentists, Dr. Tom McDougal and Dr. Chris Richards, possess impressive curriculum vitae, but tell patients at-home hygiene and lifestyle greatly contribute to the skill and artistry the doctors apply to their patients.